Date of Birth – 11 January 1973
Age – (as in 2017)44 Years
Birth Place – Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Rahul Dravid, nicknamed as the Wall of Indian cricket, Jammy, and Mr. Dependable, is a former cricketer who represented the Indian national cricket team. Other than being a stylish batsman in the top order of the Indian cricket team, Rahul Dravid has the record of taking the maximum number of catches in test cricket. He retired from all forms of international cricket on March 9, 2012 with an illustrious career which spanned 16 years.
Fast Facts about Rahul Dravid
Given below are some interesting facts about this gentleman cricketer:
- Dravid has the record of playing in 93 successive test matches (five day) for the Indian cricket team
- Rahul Dravid is the first batsman to make a hundred against all test playing countries.
- Rahul Dravid holds the feat of the maximum number of catches in Test match cricket as a non-wicketkeeper.
- Dravid is the first batsman who scored 10,000 runs batting at number 3 position.
- Rahul Dravid has the record of not being out without scoring a run for 120 successive one-day innings.
- In terms of time, his highest score of 270 runs is the most extensive innings by any Indian cricketer.
- Rahul Dravid is the sole second cricketer of non-English origin who scored three or more number of hundreds in two separate test series in England, and the other being the great Australian Donald Bradman.
- On November 24, 2011, Dravid became the 2nd international cricketer to score 13,000 runs in test match cricket only following Sachin Tendulkar.
- Dravid has been a part of over 80 hundred run partnerships with 18 separate batsmen and has been a part of 19 hundred run partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar which is an unparalleled feat.
- Dravid has been dismissed on 55 occasions in test cricket, surpassing Allan Border’s earlier feat of 53.
- On December 14, 2011, Rahul Dravid became the first non-Australian player to deliver a speech at the Bradman Lecture in Canberra.
List of International centuries by Rahul Dravid
Given below is a list of the international centuries scored by Rahul Dravid (both test and one day matches):
Test Centuries by Rahul Dravid
- 148 Versus South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
- 118 versus Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare
- 190 versus New Zealand at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton
- 103 not out versus New Zealand at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton
- 107 against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
- 144 against New Zealand at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
- 162 versus Zimbabwe at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
- 200 not out versus Zimbabwe at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
- 180 versus Australia at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- 144 not out versus West Indies at Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana
- 115 versus England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
- 148 versus England at Headingley, Leeds
- 217 against England at Kennington Oval, London
- 100 not out against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- 222 versus New Zealand at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
- 233 versus Australia at Adelaide Oval
- 270 against Pakistan at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
- 160 versus Bangladesh at MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
- 110 against Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- 135 versus Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- 128 not out against Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- 103 versus Pakistan at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
- 146 versus West Indies at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
- 129 against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
- 111 versus South Africa at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
- 136 versus England at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
- 177 against Sri Lanka at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
- 144 against Sri Lanka at Green Park, Kanpur, India
- 111 not out against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Thana, Dhaka
- 104 against New Zealand at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
- 191 versus New Zealand at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
- 112 versus West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
- 103 not out against England at Lords, London
- 117 against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
- 146 against England at The Oval, London
- 119 versus West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata